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The Food Jingle You Know By Heart That Almost Didn't Exist

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We've been away working on new episodes of our podcast, Burnt Toast. But we're finally back—with a new season, and a whole new look. Our inaugural show is all about the ubiquitous food jingle that almost wasn't made. We bet you know all the words.

Photo by Julia Gartland

Listen to the first episode (!) below, or head to iTunes to subscribe and get each new episode downloaded to your phone.

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If you're already a listener, you might notice our show is a little different. Here's why:

Two years ago, when we ventured into podcasting, our show was a study of personalities we loved in our world: We spoke with Nigella Lawson, with Ruth Reichl; I had the honor of visiting Judith Jones in her home for an episode. We earned ourselves a James Beard Award nomination, and then, we decided to switch directions. (You know the old adage “when things are working, change them,” right?)

We love our world, but we also wanted to get outside of it—to reach people who might not know who Nigella Lawson is and to engage our community in conversations about not just food, but food-adjacent stories. We wanted to give our listeners the perfect pieces of cocktail party fodder to take away—all packaged up in textured, narrative storytelling you can listen to inside of a commute’s time.

Gabrielle, left, praying for our podcast (?); Kenzi, right, confused.

Together with my producer Gabrielle Lewis and our founders Amanda and Merrill, I started working on a new season that would give you exactly that in each episode.

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We're happy to be back—with a shiny new logo from Abbey Lossing and new theme music by the talented Joshua Rule Dobson—and we hope you'll listen.

Toast can be metal—haven't you heard?
Toast can be metal—haven't you heard? Photo by Abbey Lossing

If you have feedback or story pitches, we're all ears! Drop us a line at [email protected]

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